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Thread: Need help with binding

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    Junior Member Shrink42020's Avatar
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    Need help with binding

    How do you deal with corners? I sew my binding to the front of the quilt and then flip it over and hand sew the binding, which goes well, however when I get to the corners the back has a nice mitered corner but the fron looks lumpy! How do you all do it to get a nice smooth finish on the top??
    Sondra

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    are you stopping a 1/4" from the end before you turn the corner when machine stitching?
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    This was posted, some time back. EXCELLENT binding method!!!

    Sharon Schamber Network - Binding the Angel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2hWQ5-ZccE
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    yes I am and folding to a 45 degree angle and lining at top end and stitching down the side
    Sondra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    This was posted, some time back. EXCELLENT binding method!!!

    Sharon Schamber Network - Binding the Angel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2hWQ5-ZccE
    Thanks so very much, I can see what I was doing wrong! Okay I am off to buy school glue and a tip!!
    Sondra

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    Thanks for the link, I've bookmarked it!
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    Could you post a picture of your binding so we could see what it looks like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    This was posted, some time back. EXCELLENT binding method!!!

    Sharon Schamber Network - Binding the Angel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2hWQ5-ZccE
    Great video. Thanks!
    Karen from Louisiana

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    you just have to take your time and I find that starched bindings help a lot when it comes to getting everything to fit and lay nicely.
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    If you can't find a tip use an ink pen tip from an old ink pen.Works just fine . I use a toothpick to plug it

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